You Got Served
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You Got Served 2004

In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city's dance contest -- a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers...

Release Date:
January 30, 2004
Duration:
95 min
Cast:
Robert Hoffman, Oscar Orosco, Richard Jackson, Skip Cheatham, Lil' Fizz, J-Boog, Dorien Wilson, Michael Taliferro, Steve Harvey, Clifford McGee, Jerry 'Flo' Randolph, Ivan 'Flipz' Velez, Alison Faulk, Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones, Kenny Wormald, Esther Scott, Tanee McCall, Meagan Good, Harry Shum Jr., Donnie 'Crumbs' Counts, Troy Kirby, Chuck Maldonado, Julie 'Jules' Urich, Destiny Lightsy, Vai Au-Harehoe, Allison Kyler, Tomasina Parrott, Kevin Federline, Dante Harper, Lucas Raynaud, Christopher Jones, Anwar Burton, Tyrell Washington, Russell 'Goofy' Wright, Columbus Short, Lindsey Blaufarb, Rocio Mendoza, Omarion Grandberry, Marques Houston, Jennifer Freeman, Raz B, Marty Dew, Jerome Jones, Malcolm David Kelley, Irene Stokes, Juanita Charles, LaLa Vazquez, Wade Robson, Jackée Harry, Brenda J. Crawford-Bee, Dwight Crossfield, Troy Ewing, Don Gibbs, Darryl Huckaby, Dejai Jeffries, Mohamed Moretta, Big Nat, David 'Elsewhere' Bernal, Jon 'Do Knock' Cruz, Jason 'Easy Roc' Geoffrey, Lamonte Goode, Gabriel 'Wicket' Joachico, Garland Spencer, Allen 'French Twist' Tepper, Isaiah Vest, Aminah Abdul-Jillil, Karla Andrade, Keely Armistead, Paulette Azizian, Ryan 'Bosco' Baker, Lena Blake, Kenia Brown, Dante Corde, J.P. De La San Pedro, Joseph De Las Nieves, Amaris Dupree, Teresa Espinosa, Brian Friedman, LaKeisha Gamble, Mario Henderson, Marissa Herrera, Keith Junior, Mihran Kirakosian, Arthur 'II Sweet' Lesure, Kevin Maher, J.D. McElroy, Cliff McGhee, Cefawne Miller, Michele Molchanov, Rino Nakasone, Mario Navarrette, Nicole Neal, Eisaku Ota, Henry 'Chopper' Platt, Angela Randle, Diona Robinson, Shotyme, Roland 'Ro Ro' Tabor, Anthony Talauega, Richmond Talauega, Kevin Tancharoen, Michael Vargas, Darrell 'Rhythm' Whitaker, Richard Whitebear, Jason Young, Lovejoy Cole, Elizabeth Rivera, Allen Theosky Rowe, Keith Tilque, Crystal Michelle, Deliene Wyatt, Nicki Sixteen, David Bernal, Dante Harper ...
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Family, Music, Sport ...
Country:
USA

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det var javlig sykt bra den film eg liker det

I'll tell you... I KNOW THIS MOVIE SUCKS! The only reason people want to watch this is because B2K is in it. When were they so special? They can't sing or dance or do anything... It's just a stupid recreation of "Bring it On", but with guys on what was supposedly the street. This is one of the worst movies recently...
This is based soley on the ads because I refuse to put any of my hard earned money down for this piece of... It's funny how Hollywood is sooo late about trying to capitalize on certain fads --do we remember the movies about the Lambada released after that fad had clearly faded? Or Break Dancing? And now we have "You Got Served," a film that tries to capitalize on the symbolic fight-dancing used by gangs in Brazil and the Carribean instead of beating each other to death. And later helped start the original Break Dancing craze. I remember seeing news stories on this practice back in the early 80's. But now it's Hip-Hop and in my face. Frankly there aren't enough Certs in the world to freshen up the smell of this musty idea. And it has Steve Harvey, a bad imitation of Bernie Mac. Oh yeah this is a tour de force.
The only reason I went to see this was because I had to review it for the paper. And the ONLY reason it got a score of two was because the dancing kicked ass.

You can be assured of a bad movie when the trailers show only dancing and no real dialogue. Of course, this is what happens when you cast people from bands (B2K and IMX) instead of real actors.

But then, let's be real--nobody will ever go see a movie called "You Got Served" expecting Oscar-caliber acting.

Which is a good thing, because this movie was just painful. The acting was so bad, I half-expected to see Jason Vorhees stalking around. Unfortunately, he was back at Camp Crystal Lake and the movie kept dragging on and on and on.

That's about an hour and a half of my life I'll never get back. And what worries me is the probability that the screenplay went through several drafts...and that's sad.
this sad ass movie is just a way for B2K to get their name out in public again. they weren't as big as they wanted to be and in order for them to get back into the news, they "split up" right before the movie came out. they are no better now than they were before the movie was put out, but now they have to live with the criticism of this bad movie. they have sunken to the level of making a horrible movie for the soul purpose of trying to get back into the spot light. and to think that they'd bring down someone like Steve Harvey or Lil' Kim with them is just wrong. :rotten:
A few things to note.

1) I'm a child of the 80's. And as such, I used to breakdance back when breakdancing first became mainstream (1983 or so?).

2) I'm inspired by incredible feats of physicallity.

Alright, those points aside, I'm sure the majority of you are wondering why I gave You Got Served a 7 out of 10.

"Is Mark insane?", you're wondering. "Did he completely lose all sence of reality?"

Not at all. I just have a different scale by which I judge movies than the rest of you. You see, for me, a movie can be judged on many levels. There is the standard way most of you judge movies .. The cinematography ... the acting ... the plot .. the writing .. the directing .. production values. But from my perspective, that is just one way to look at a movie.

For example, when I go to see a movie like The Last Samurai I will probably judge it much like the rest of you. An epic drama usually deserves that sort of perspective. But then, if I go to see Naked Gun 33 1/3 I'm hardly going to be spending my time thinking about the cinematography. That just isn't that concerns me when watching a spoof comedy. Or a slasher flick. Each type of movie has a different set of criteria by which I judge it.

So, for a teen street dance movie like You Got Served what am I judging it on? Well, here are a few points by which I judged this particular movie:

Entertainment Value: By this I mean simply ... did I enjoy the movie? For me to enjoy a movie doesn't mean I have to like the writing or plot ... it means ... did I smile? Did I get involved? Did I have fun with my friends while watching it? The answer for this movie was yes. The dialogue and acting were so horrendous that I actually had fun laughing at it with my friends. And then dancing was so amazing that I found myself wanting to pop-and-lock all the way back to my car afterwards. So for entertainment value I give it a thumbs up.

Inspirational Value: For me, a movie isn't just about opening new frontiers of film-making. It can actually serve many purposes. Inspiration is a very valuable thing for me. If a movie can inspire me then it has a value and watching the dancing in this movie was truly inspirational. I haven't seen dancing in a movie like this since ... well ever, really. Honey had some good dancing, but this one was off the hook, yo. Even liked it better than the battle scene in Beat Streat.

Expectations: This is simply .... did the movie live up to my personal expectations. Now let's be real here ... when you see a movie like You Got Served are you expecting Citizen Kane or The Road to Perdition? Of course not. If you are, then you're just deluding yourself. You go to a movie like this because you expect to see some cool dancing and cheesy dialogue. And that is exactly what I got. I think the reason a lot of people might not like this movie is because their expectations are unrealistic. I mean, c'mon. It's a breakdancing movie. Are you that naive to think a movie like this is going to be an oscar winner? Appreciate it for what it is ... not for what it isn't. That, after all, is a lesson of life ... not just movie watching.
So, for me, it did a good job of making the experience of watching the movie enjoyable. I would say the main deficiencies in this particular movie was some of the dialogue and the casting. The sister role was not cast very well. And honestly I didn't think they even needed the whole romance thing, although I understand that it added to the tension between the two dance team leaders.

And I took off a point for Lil' Kim's flabby stomach. I'm no Adonis, but if you're going to be on a movie in a bikini top then at least do a couple crunches on the way to the set, y'know?

But yeah .. the dancing. It was crazy. When this comes out on video I'm going to buy it and then splice together a copy of just the dance sequences. That, alone, would make a great movie.
A few things to note.

1) I'm a child of the 80's. And as such, I used to breakdance back when breakdancing first became mainstream (1983 or so?).

2) I'm inspired by incredible feats of physicallity.

Alright, those points aside, I'm sure the majority of you are wondering why I gave You Got Served a 7 out of 10.

"Is Mark insane?", you're wondering. "Did he completely lose all sence of reality?"

Not at all. I just have a different scale by which I judge movies than the rest of you. You see, for me, a movie can be judged on many levels. There is the standard way most of you judge movies .. The cinematography ... the acting ... the plot .. the writing .. the directing .. production values. But from my perspective, that is just one way to look at a movie.

For example, when I go to see a movie like The Last Samurai I will probably judge it much like the rest of you. An epic drama usually deserves that sort of perspective. But then, if I go to see Naked Gun 33 1/3 I'm hardly going to be spending my time thinking about the cinematography. That just isn't that concerns me when watching a spoof comedy. Or a slasher flick. Each type of movie has a different set of criteria by which I judge it.

So, for a teen street dance movie like You Got Served what am I judging it on? Well, here are a few points by which I judged this particular movie:


Entertainment Value: By this I mean simply ... did I enjoy the movie? For me to enjoy a movie doesn't mean I have to like the writing or plot ... it means ... did I smile? Did I get involved? Did I have fun with my friends while watching it? The answer for this movie was yes. The dialogue and acting were so horrendous that I actually had fun laughing at it with my friends. And then dancing was so amazing that I found myself wanting to pop-and-lock all the way back to my car afterwards. So for entertainment value I give it a thumbs up.Inspirational Value: For me, a movie isn't just about opening new frontiers of film-making. It can actually serve many purposes. Inspiration is a very valuable thing for me. If a movie can inspire me then it has a value and watching the dancing in this movie was truly inspirational. I haven't seen dancing in a movie like this since ... well ever, really. Honey had some good dancing, but this one was off the hook, yo. Even liked it better than the battle scene in Beat Streat.Expectations: This is simply .... did the movie live up to my personal expectations. Now let's be real here ... when you see a movie like You Got Served are you expecting Citizen Kane or The Road to Perdition? Of course not. If you are, then you're just deluding yourself. You go to a movie like this because you expect to see some cool dancing and cheesy dialogue. And that is exactly what I got. I think the reason a lot of people might not like this movie is because their expectations are unrealistic. I mean, c'mon. It's a breakdancing movie. Are you that naive to think a movie like this is going to be an oscar winner? Appreciate it for what it is ... not for what it isn't. That, after all, is a lesson of life ... not just movie watching.So, for me, it did a good job of making the experience of watching the movie enjoyable. I would say the main deficiencies in this particular movie was some of the dialogue and the casting. The sister role was not cast very well. And honestly I didn't think they even needed the whole romance thing, although I understand that it added to the tension between the two dance team leaders.

And I took off a point for Lil' Kim's flabby stomach. I'm no Adonis, but if you're going to be on a movie in a bikini top then at least do a couple crunches on the way to the set, y'know?

But yeah .. the dancing. It was crazy. When this comes out on video I'm going to buy it and then splice together a copy of just the dance sequences. That, alone, would make a great movie.
bro: don't trip. it'll be cool, aight.
sis: I am not tripping. I just hope you two are okay.

you got served was the one of the worst and funniest movies i've seen. unfortunately it wasnt supposed to be a comedy...

so bring it! ---- i will bring it
so do it! --- i will do it


anyways, today i got to my 8am class and just slept. wat a waste! should have just stayed in bed

ib 135 was tiring today. everyone was falling asleep. but it's ok... prof. liepman was sleeping too! - he's a bioe prof. he's taking the class or something... or at least showing up to a lot of the lectures.

afterwards i went to a couple snowboarding places with a friend so he could find some stuff. i was supposed to meet up with someone for dinner but he FLAKED so i came back and "studied."
I didn't even finish watching You Got Served, because it was boring and pretentious from the beginning. Somehow I'm tired of these movies in which every fifth word is - yo wazzup? I want a good story and not just watch people acting cool. I can see that when I go out. But I do not go out, because I do not want to see it. So why go out to watch a movie like that.

Directed by: Christopher B. Stokes
Writing credits: Christopher B. Stokes
Duration: 97 minutes

Date Watched: February 8, 2004
Brief Summary:
Best friends David (Omarion) and Elgin (Marques Houston) are among the best dancers in town, their reputation along with their renowned hip-hop crew are incomparable to those who challenge them - until the new boys on the block decided to raise the stakes and challenge them to a dance off. Aside from dancing, the two leading characters, David and Elgin, work nights as courier boys for a very respected and powerful man who distributes expensive merchandize. Both David and Elgin find themselves digging their own graves when the merchandize they are to deliver is "jacked" on transit. Their friendship and crew begin to fall apart when they face a series of adverse events, until an open MTV hip-hop competition with a prize value of $50,000 is awarded to the pre-eminent crew. Their friendship is rejuvenated between the two boys when they obligated to dance together to take on the new boys. Oh by the way, they win the competition. lol.

Ninety-seven minutes of my life I will never be able to get back. The script is pathetic with so many forced events to carry the movie to the end or to kill time. The dialogue alone was so incoherent subtitles are needed to translate the black lingo. These subordinate actors are pitiful and should be ashamed to be part of such a crap film. I can admit I was rather impressed with the choreography done throughout the film, but some of the shots were poorly done and could have been done by an amateur.

Score: */***** or */**********

Score System:
1 - Horrific
2 - Bad
3 - Mediocre
4 - Good
5 - Brilliant